Outbreak of 'Watts' race riots in Los Angeles (16 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)


On 11 August 1965, violence broke out in the district of Watts, in Los Angeles, leaving 34 people dead.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "Outbreak of 'Watts' race riots in Los Angeles". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=3443, accessed 27 October 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s